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duncansantan

join:2008-07-15

teatimer.exe

hey guys,
this teatimer.exe is taking alot of cpu usage.
is this right?
or is it an intruder?

duncan



BKayrac
Premium
join:2001-09-29
Madison, WI

it's for spybot search and destroy

the realtime protection component



Sparrow
Crystal Sky
Premium
join:2002-12-03
Sachakhand
reply to duncansantan

Give it a few minutes to calm down and expect to see spikes when TeaTimer scans. There are several threads addressing the CPU usage in the Spybot forum:

»forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=289
»forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=30923
»forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=30651
»forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=30894
»forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?t=30792

Rather than having TT compete with BoClean and my AV when I boot up, I found disabling TeaTimer at startup and manually turning it on is more sensible for my system. I pinned TeaTimer to the Start menu and wait about 30 minutes before enabling.



scott_t

@Level3.net

1 recommendation

reply to duncansantan

Winpatrol free version has a delayed start option which can be used to delay the start of Tea Timer for a while at boot up. You can delay it for 30 seconds, 1 minute, or more. Perhaps it will help things somewhat.



Sparrow
Crystal Sky
Premium
join:2002-12-03
Sachakhand

Excellent suggestion, Scott! Already downloaded Winpatrol and will set it up ASAP.



caffeinator
Coming soon to a cup near you..
Premium
join:2005-01-16
WA, USA
kudos:4

Actually what I do is disable the teatimer component altogether and just use Winpatrol and Windows Defender.

Seems to work good here.